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Queenship and Power
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Queenship and the Women of Westeros

Female Agency and Advice in Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire

Editors: Rohr, Zita, Benz, Lisa (Eds.)

  • Features essays on female characters in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones such as Daenerys Targaryen, Melisandre, Arya Stark, Cersei Lannister, and Margaery Tyrell, focusing on how they wielded power in their male-dominated world
  • Explores the intersection of academic scholarship on queenship and elite women and popular understandings of the premodern period
  • Highlights the strategies that premodern women used to exert power and influence 
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About this book

Is the world of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones really medieval? How accurately does it reflect the real Middle Ages? Historians have been addressing these questions since the book and television series exploded into a cultural phenomenon. For scholars of medieval and early modern women, they offer a unique vantage point from which to study the intersections of elite women and popular understandings of the premodern world. This volume is a wide-ranging study of those intersections. Focusing on female agency and the role of advice, it finds a wealth of continuities and contrasts between the many powerful female characters of Martin’s fantasy world and the strategies that historical women used to exert influence. Reading characters such as Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, and Brienne of Tarth with a creative, deeply scholarly eye, Queenship and the Women of Westeros makes cutting-edge developments in queenship studies accessible to everyday readers and fans.

About the authors

Zita Eva Rohr is an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University, Australia. She is the author of Yolande of Aragon (1381–1442) Family and Power: The Reverse of the Tapestry (Palgrave, 2016).
Lisa Benz is the author of Three Medieval Queens: Queenship and the Crown in Fourteenth-Century England (Palgrave, 2012) and the co-editor with Zita Eva Rohr of Queenship, Gender and Reputation in the Medieval and Early Modern West, 1060–1600 (Palgrave, 2016).

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: December 26, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25041-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 72,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: December 2, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25040-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queenship and the Women of Westeros
Book Subtitle
Female Agency and Advice in Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire
Editors
  • Zita Rohr
  • Lisa Benz
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25041-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25041-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25040-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXXIV, 264
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